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Just because I really like making them.

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I was driving from Arizona to Colorado and did my requisite stop at Trader Joe’s along the way for a case of two buck chuck.  They cunningly put their floral section right inside the door, and I was instantly struck by the color of these ranunculus.  It wasn’t easy, and it wasn’t terribly logical but I decided that they could survive the 10 hour trip back with me in the car.  Am I glad that I bought them!  They’ve opened up wonderfully and only gotten prettier since then.  I’ve been on the lookout and I haven’t seen any that were this color around.  They were just begging to be put into the studio….here are some of my favorite shots.

Hopefully this will show you why I’m enamored of this flower!  If you’d like to see more, please click here (I’ll be uploading a few more every day – can’t get too much of a good thing).

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I know that it’s still in the cold clutches of winter for a lot of you out there, and I don’t mean to rub it in, but it’s been in the high 80’s here all week.  My poor cold-climate conditioned body has no idea what to do!  However, it does mean that flowers bloom early

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here and it’s time for me to start thinking about flowers.  Well, not really, because I don’t have a garden, but a girl can dream, right?

My gardens usually consist of some pots outside on the patio, and the other day I stopped by the nursery to see what I could find that would do well in a container.  I found a see of ranunculus!  They are one of my favorite flowers, and I had no idea that they would be so easy to find.  I bought one plant as a test, and it has shot up 10 buds in the last week!  Which is amazing.

Please excuse the terrible picture, but this is a bouquet I made for a friend’s wedding last fall.  She had chosen white spider mums, orange tulips, yellow snapdragons, red-orange alstromeria and white roses for the rest of the bouquets and arrangements, but also picked a bunch of orange ranunculus for herself and the groom’s flowers.  They were a delight to work with, with their huge heads of petals and bright color (and they have a cool striped stem as well).  I can’t get over them – I’m going to go and buy a bunch more plants at the store today so I’ll have lovely cut flowers all year.

Here’s some pictures of ranunculus to get you inspired!

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If anyone happens to live in Brooklyn, I highly suggest visiting the incredibly talented Sarah at Saipua.  She always has tremendous, unusual and beautiful floral designs.  (that’s one of hers above)

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